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Forgetting the Past!

Hebrews 10:16-18 (New Living Translation)

16. “This is the new covenant I will make
with my people on that day says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds"
17. Then he says,

“I will never again remember
their sins and lawless deeds.”

18. And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices.

It is so hard to keep up with granddaughter's! My goodness, we just had one this week and when she left today, I just curled up on the couch and took a nap. We have painted, made a floral arrangement, shopped and she even helped clean house. I stay busy, but this was a different kind of busy. She is only 10 but is very creative, so she wants to know how to do everything. We even discussed paint colors for her house she would have one day. Talk about planning for the future! Wow, but we did have so much fun and I did miss her the minute she left. It is wonderful being a grandmother. When my girls were little, it was work and lots of troubles in our family made it very stressful. Life kept me busy and seems like I just didn't have the time to do everything I wanted or needed to do. I suppose this is normal, I have heard many women say they enjoy their grandchildren so much more. I also suppose we all live with some regret over the past. There are so many things I for one would like to go back and change. You know, "why did I do that" or "why didn't I do that"? But we can't, can we? The past is the past, and we can't change it. Just breaks my heart, you know, one of those face on the floor type things. Oh that it was possible to go back, and change those decisions I made, to have focused on God and not on everything going on around me. To have done what was right and pleasing to God, NO MATTER WHAT!!!!! So now that we know we can't, what do we do? Believe what God tells us as in the scripture above (there are many more). We must trust Him and believe that He forgives us and has truly forgotten. Of course we can't, but sisters and friends this is Grace, loving and merciful Grace. It really is time to quit beating up on ourselves and move on with Christ. We have such opportunities with our grown children and especially those precious grandchildren. Each and every day is a new day with them. A time to make a difference in their lives. Praying and holding them up to the Lord is something we can certainly do. I hope and pray you don't spend to much time back there, but are moving on, forgetting those things which are behind. And making a difference in the lives of your family. Have a blessed Lords Day, (don't forget to go to Spiritual Sunday and check out all the wonderful posts, link is on the sidebar) In love and praying for you!


Sandy said...

Thank you so much, Shirley. This really seems like it is a direct response to the last post I wrote! Your granddaughter is beautiful. Have a blessed Sunday!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I'm so glad you had a good time with your granddaughter. Each day I see my grandchildren is a blessing from God.
Thank-you for the scriptures and for sharing your heart.

sarah said...

wow...this is so true..wishing I could change some things...the way I reacted..responded...what I did...didn't do...but you're right. forgetting the past and moving forward...thank you for posting this truth. Have a great Sunday.

Apron Senorita said...

I am so happy that God has blessed you with a special relationship with your grandkids. That is a way of blessing your own children in return. God is making things right.

Yoli :)

Renee said...

How special it must have been to spend so much time with your granddaughter. I understand what you are saying about being so busy when our children were growing up and how there seems to be more time for grandchildren...so many things I would like to change too and that can seem like a burden unless we follow the scriptures you shared.. Our Lord is so understanding of all our needs.

Clif said...

Wise words from a tender heart. Thanks for posting.

Charlotte said...

You are very blessed. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.